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Lucy Freeman

Lucy Freeman, American author. Recipient New York Newspaper Women's Club award, 1948, New York chapter Theta Sigma Phi award, 1950, Writers award American Psychiatric Association, 1976, National Media award Chicago Institute Psychoanalysis, 1986. Member National Association Science Writers, Mystery Writers (president), National Association Journalists and Authors.

Background

  • Freeman, Lucy was born on December 13, 1916 in New York City. Daughter of Lawrence S. and Sylvia (Sobel) Greenbaum.

  • Education

    • AB, Bennington College, 1938.

    Career

    • Reporter, New York Times, 1940-1953.

    Works

    • Freud and Women
    • "Was Sigmund Freud the male chauvinist some feminists have painted, or was he truly a liberator of women? Freud contributed much to the emotional and sexual emancipation of women, but in many areas his inner conflicts prevented him at times from setting them completely free.
    • Behind the Couch: Revelations of a Psychoanalyst
    • Drawing from his own actual encounters with patients, psychoanalyst Herbert Strean, writing with noted author Lucy Freeman, reveals for the first time the real-life anxieties, attractions, hates, exhilarations, and disappointments experienced by the analyst in practice.
    • Our Wish to Kill: The Murder in All Our Hearts
    • A look into what turns ordinary citizens into psychopaths explores the crimes of such notorious serial killers and assassins as Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, Squeaky Fromm, David Berkowitz, John Wayne Gacey, and John Hinkley.

    Membership

    Member National Association Science Writers, Mystery Writers (president), National Association Journalists and Authors.

    Connections

    • Married William Freeman, October 7, 1946 (divorced November 1948).
    • father: Lawrence S. Greenbaum
    • mother: Sylvia (Sobel) Greenbaum
    • spouse: William Freeman
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    Born December 13, 1916
    Died December 29, 2004
    (aged 88)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Bennington College
    • 1940 - 1953
      Reporter